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to confirm them as soon as possible. >> that may be easier said than done as barack obama names the man he wants to run the cia. cleaning up the mortgage massive 2000 aid. u.s. banks agreed to settle billions of dollars worth of compensation claims. challenging china's new leadership, a journalist protest over censorship in her rare public display of dissent. -- in a rare public display of dissent. the u.s. president has nominated two key allies to top jobs in his new administration. chuck hagel will become the first former soldier to hold the post of secretary of defense. john brennan would become the new head of cia. both appointments have to be approved by the u.s. senate. nominations have already caused controversy. >> president obama is putting the finishing touches to his national security team. introducing the man he wants to lead the pentagon and cia. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> both nominees face difficult questions before they are confirmed in the u.s. senate. chuck hagel seem
. u.s. president barack obama has made controversial choices for two of the top jobs in his government. is nominated chuck hagel for defense secretary and john brenan as dia director. both of them must now be approved by the u.s. senate. now this report. >> with his second term soon to begin, president obama is putting the finishing touches to his national security team. introducing the men that he wants to lead the pentagon and the cia. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> both nominees face difficult questions before they are confirmed in the u.s. senate. table seems perfect for the pentagon. a decorated combat veteran in vietnam and a former republican senator from nebraska. some conservatives say that he is not strong enough supporter of israel, even though he voted many times to send billions of dollars in u.s. financial aid. >> i will do my best for our country and those i represent at the pentagon, and for all our citizens. a john brenan is a long time administration officials spent 25 y
they are innocent. the former republican senator charles hegel is expected to be nominated by president obama as the next defense secretary. he has proven to be a controversial choice. >> he was a member of the u.s. senate before retiring in 2009. he spent the last three years advising president obama on key issues. on the iraq war he said there is no strategy. on the issue of iran's nuclear ambitions, how is it that we can have nuclear-weapons -- they cannot have nuclear-weapons but our allies can. he called for talks, and that raised a red flag, worried about how he could be in charge of a one-on-one military relationship between the u.s. and israel. president obama arrived back from hawaii, ready to get back to business. he is looking for a bipartisan pay. he is also looking for a fight. republicans would have none of susan rice because of the way she handled the been gauzy situation. -- been gauzy -- benghazi situation. if you wish to vote against him, hats off to you. mitch mcconnell has been appearing on sunday broadcasts. agel comesen chuck hege up, he will be given tough but fair ques
worry that farming could die out in the land where it was born. >> u.s. president barack obama is expected to put forward former republican senator chuck hagel as his next defense secretary. his nomination is concerning politicians on both sides. here is why -- during the iraq war, he said there was no strategy and called it a game of ping-pong. on a run, he has said the us -- on iran, he has said the u.s. should not be able to dictate which countries have nuclear weapons. we have been following this story. >> president obama arrived back , ready to get back to business. he is looking for a bipartisan pick. republicans would have none of susan rice because of the way she handled the benghazi situation. president obama is saying, i'm putting up chuck hagel, and i'm not withdrawing his name. republicans, if you wish to vote against him in the confirmation hearings, then that is up to you. mitch mcconnell, the minority leader in the senate, says that when chuck hagel comes up for confirmation, assuming he is nominated, then he will be given tough, but fair questioning. >> u.s. sec
. >> reporting from gabon, thank you very much. >> much more ahead. u.s. president barack obama looking at bypassing congress to enforce tighter gun laws. a makeover for the board game monopoly. you decide which changes get to pass go. >> unsettled picture across europe. particularly this weather system pulling cold air in behind it. we are likely to see snow developing across parts of poland, into northern parts of germany. further south, colder air across more southeastern parts of europe, giving outbreaks of very light snow. we also have snow across parts of france in toward the alpine area. the u.k. enjoying drier weather. not particular warm, temperatures only seven degrees and londonderry but across siberia, dry and fine, a high of 10 degrees. moving into northern parts of africa, quiet weather conditions expected. in little coal on the coast of algeria. -- a little cool. germany still quite cold, just 16 degrees expected in cairo. central parts of africa, affecting southern parts of the democratic republic of condo. southern parts of africa heavy rain across angola extending acro
to hold talks with barack obama. we have more from washington. >> u.s. troop levels, u.s. financial aid, and political support for the afghan central government. those are some of the key issues dominating the agenda as hamid karzai continues his visit to washington. he has already met with leon panetta to talk specifically about the u.s. forces that would be necessary after the official end of the war of the end of 2014. the question will be what kind of responsibility will the troops have and what kind of legal protection will they have to carry out their mission. one thing the u.s. is keen to improve as the afghan security forces are capable of providing for national security across the country, but there are some critics who suggest this may be optimistic talk, given one out of the 23 decisions, just one is capable of carrying out of this sort of security without support and guidance from the u.s. or allied forces. the other 22 still need a lot of training. they still have problems with troops going a wall, aw -- going awol, and they still have problems with the taliban. the u.s. do
you are hearing over and over from the obama white house and other governments around the world. there is this concern that this might be working for bolivia, but when you look at it from a global standpoint, bolivia is not living up to obligations that it has pledged to work with other countries regarding security issues and violence. >> there is an alice in wonderland quality to the u.s. criticisms. because there is a global cocaine market, bolivia, even with the help of its neighbors, like brazil, it is not going to stop cocaine trafficking on its own. columbia has not stopped it and peru is not doing it. the question is, how can you manage in a way that does not cause -- colombia has not stopped it and peru is not doing it. bolivia has really good innovation. that does not mean they do not have enormous challenges. bolivia is a transit company for cocaine from peru to big markets in argentina and new york. it is more complicated than just production and consumer countries. it is more complicated than bolivia's doing a good job or not. -- bolivians do a good job or not. >> yo
in to meet barack obama. around 58,000 american troops are still serving there. the french president has vowed to stop the advance of al qaeda revels in mali. french troops have already arrived. witnesses are saying that they have touched the darman the french planes have been reportedly flying in the area. some soldiers were already stationed in the country for training services as a part of an agreement. this is coming after they pushed the army out of the town 600 kilometers northeast. it was some of the fiercest fighting since the of qaeda-led group began taking control nine months ago. >> the terrorists have recently regrouped on a line that artificially separates north and south mali. they want to strike a fatal blow to the very existence. we cannot accept this. we're facing an aggression. i have decided france is ready to act on behalf of our african partner request of the authority. this is strictly within the u.n. security council. this is the requirement of solidarity and responsibility. four rebels in the central african republic say they will observe a week-long cease-fire as
the president of mexico should meet with president obama and give him some good ideas. >> as long as she has her health, nothing seems likely to slow her down, not even retirement. >> shares in boeing have fallen after a dream minor suffered a fuel leak. this comes today after another dreamliner blogging to japan airlines had been on board fire minutes after touching down in boston. >> another incident to hit japan airlines and its dreamliner aircraft. the flight was traveling from boston with 178 passengers on board. the crew reported a fuel leak and headed back to the terminal. it is the second incident in two days to hit the airline and this type of aircraft. on monday a fire was discovered on board soon after passengers and crew arrived after a 13-hour flight, and and exploded battery is being blamed. this is not the first problems since it first entered service in october of 2011. in july of last year they grounded all of the 787's after a gear box made one of the engines failed. last month and three minor developed electrical issues, and another had to change flight in the air because of e
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